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Teens take the stage in ‘Rock of Ages’

Susan Rife

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
The cast of the jukebox musical Rock of Ages was born literally in a different century from the music they’ll sing in South Valley Civic Theatre’s teen production.  But they are thrilled at the chance to sing such glam-band hits as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Hit [...]

Gilroy native encourages mothers to embrace life

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
Erik Chalhoub
As Christie Cuthbert and her four little boys—including triplets—sat down in church one day two years ago and prepared for the service to begin, one of the boys proclaimed something so loudly that it would make any mother go flush in the face, palms sweaty, and wish she was [...]

Outdoor entertainment

Sitting on just under five acres of flat land, this San Martin home features an outdoor pergola with views of 30 trees that dot the property. Located at 14455 Foothill Ave., the 4,286-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four baths. The single-level home, built in 1999, [...]

Year-round passport

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley have decided to discontinue their Spring and Fall Passport program in favor of a year-round Wine Trail Pass, which allows visitors a lot more flexibility to plan their visits. Instead of just two months out of the year, the Wine Trail Pass, [...]

Checking in and riding out

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It’s February! Have you planned a Valentine’s bicycle ride with your sweetheart yet? Come on, get busy! Pedal to your favorite restaurant; you’ll burn off the calories from the meal. Speaking of calories, thanks for all of the feedback concerning last month’s column. [...]

Countdown to the Super Bowl

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By Jenny Arbizu With Super Bowl LIV fast approaching on Feb. 2, the clock is ticking on how fans choose to watch the Kansas City Chiefs battle it out with the San Francisco 49ers. Since most Americans aren’t lucky to make it to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on [...]

Gated venue in Gilroy

This private gated estate in Gilroy can also serve as a venue for events and weddings, complete with parking for 40 vehicles. Located at 11895 Riverbank Road, the 4,879-square-foot home includes five bedrooms and four baths. Four of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, [...]

Concert series underway

The Santa Clara County Library District welcomes two musical acts in February.  Caribbean singer Asheba is the featured musician for the Family Concert Series, while Black Cedar Trio reimagines classics with their three-piece ensemble. “We are happy to introduce [...]

Rail depot named to historic register

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
Erik Chalhoub
Every day, hundreds of people funnel into 7250 Monterey St. in downtown Gilroy, with luggage on their backs, in their hands, or on wheels behind them. They then spread out to various destinations throughout the Bay Area by train, bus or taxi before many of them return to the [...]

Tips for a tranquil garden

Kate Russell

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara county.

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Your garden can be a bright, cheery, busy place, or it can provide the tranquility you need after a busy day. Transform your garden into a tranquil refuge with these easy tips: Keep it simple. Get rid of clutter. Remove plants that are not thriving. Use simple decorations. Leave [...]
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